Gadhafi ties helped Canadian firm land prison deal

SNC-Lavelin worked with dictator’s son


A Canadian engineering firm planned to build a massive prison in Gadhafi’s Libya prior to the dictator’s demise, documents unearthed by the Globe and Mail show. Quebec’s SNC-Lavelin had a $275 million contract to construct a state-of-the-art detention centre outside Tripoli that would have held 4,000 beds in a “campus-style” complex. The prison was to have been built to international standards, according to the documents, a stark contrast to the dank and overcrowded detention centres where prisoners were often crammed under Gadhafi’s rule. The contract for the prison was linked to the dictator’s third son, Saadi Gadhafi, who the Globe earlier reported had developed tight ties with the Quebec firm. SNC-Lavelin had offered to help Gadhafi with the Libyan Corps of Engineers, a civil-military unit he was setting up.

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Gadhafi ties helped Canadian firm land prison deal

  1. If only the former Hydro-Quebec bigwigs who were part of this deal could’ve brought back pointers on how the Libyan government used to provide free electricity to its people!!! That would’ve been nice.

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